In November of 1958, John Steinbeck — the renowned author of, most notably, The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, and Of Mice and Men — received a letter from his eldest son, Thom, who was attending boarding school. In it, the teenager spoke of Susan, a young girl with whom he believed he had fallen in love.
Steinbeck replied the same day. I tried to capture Steinbeck’s advice in 5 love quotes.
On what women want
“Girls have a way of knowing or feeling what you feel, but they usually like to hear it also.”
On the beauty of love
“If you are in love—that’s a good thing—that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone.”
On unreciprocated love
“It sometimes happens that what you feel is not returned for one reason or another—but that does not make your feeling less valuable and good.”
On Expressing Love
“If you love someone—there is no possible harm in saying so—only you must remember that some people are very shy and sometimes the saying must take that shyness into consideration.”
On Losing Love
“And don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens—The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.”
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